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      Jason and the Argonauts

      G Released Jun 19, 1963 1h 44m Kids & Family Fantasy List
      89% Tomatometer 46 Reviews 79% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings After saving the life of his royal father's usurper, Pelias (Douglas Wilmer), whom he fails to recognize, Jason (Todd Armstrong) is encouraged by the conniving murderer to begin a quest in search of the Golden Fleece. In doing so, Pelias hopes for Jason's death to thwart the prophecy that he will reclaim the throne. Along the journey, Jason is protected by the goddess Hera (Honor Blackman), and his crew includes Hercules (Nigel Green) and Acastus (Gary Raymond), a saboteur planted by Pelias. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Don Chaffey's Jason and the Argonauts is an outlandish, transportive piece of nostalgia whose real star is the masterful stop-motion animation work of Ray Harryhausen.

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      Sara Michelle Fetters MovieFreak.com There are moments where, if asked, I may tell you that I think 1963’s Jason and the Argonauts is the greatest motion picture ever made. Rated: 4/4 Aug 4, 2023 Full Review Dave Kehr Chicago Reader Special-effects buffs generally cite this 1963 effort by Ray Harryhausen as the master's masterpiece, and his work does a great deal to enliven the tired plot and vacuous stars. Dec 5, 2014 Full Review Ian Nathan Empire Magazine For sheer old-fashioned, childhood rekindling adventure you really can't go past it. Rated: 4/5 Nov 27, 2012 Full Review Rene Jordan El Nuevo Herald (Miami) Remains great entertainment for kids. [Full review in Spanish] Dec 2, 2022 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins Though a worthy addition to the series of fantasy films adorned with Harryhausen's animation, the characters and creatures don't make the list of his most iconic concoctions. Rated: 5/10 Aug 24, 2020 Full Review Nathanael Hood Unseen Films But what puts it over the top is a strange sense of melancholy pervading the machismo heroics. Rated: 9/10 Apr 12, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Leaburn O A ridiculous story pretty well told within the limitations of CGI of those days. It was ok to watch but just wildly dated so hard to rate higher. Watched it in Film4. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/24 Full Review ANY1aBLUE There aren't half some miserable so and so's writing these reviews. You have to judge this by the era in which it was made. At the time, the special effects were astonishing. It's comforting viewing for folks of a certain age. Harmless, memorable and terrific entertainment. There are many similar films made many years after this one that can't get anywhere near it. Sunday afternoon, miserable outside and you've got a cold? This is perfect for just that time,….. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/14/24 Full Review Axel Andres S Una película que a envejecido bien, con los Efectos Especiales que en su época causaron impacto en varias escenas memorables como La estatua de Talos, las Arpías, los esqueletos y la Hydra. Esta película es un excelente clásico del mundo del cine y también es una de las mejores películas basadas en la mitología griega. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/13/24 Full Review Alec B An important milestone for special effects and its always fun. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/24 Full Review Ezra O A great motion picture based off of a amazing Greek myth that was made well coming down from music to special effects to even acting I could proudly say I would recommend this movie to a lot of people I know! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 10/13/23 Full Review David W Boasting a wonderful cast who really bring the characters and quest to life, the now expectedly memorable Harryhausen special effects, great direction, a classically inspired script with a kinetic sense of propulsion and a stirring musical score, this is one of the finest classic adventure fantasy movies ever made. There are so many wonderful scenes which have stayed with me over the decades and are still stirring despite the many times I have rewatched them. I absolutely adore the classic Sinbad trilogy and consider them, along with Jason and the Argonauts, to be the pinnacle of classic fantasy adventure movies. They were largely responsible for instilling my lifelong interest in and love of the fantasy genre and for that I am forever grateful to them. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/21/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis After saving the life of his royal father's usurper, Pelias (Douglas Wilmer), whom he fails to recognize, Jason (Todd Armstrong) is encouraged by the conniving murderer to begin a quest in search of the Golden Fleece. In doing so, Pelias hopes for Jason's death to thwart the prophecy that he will reclaim the throne. Along the journey, Jason is protected by the goddess Hera (Honor Blackman), and his crew includes Hercules (Nigel Green) and Acastus (Gary Raymond), a saboteur planted by Pelias.
      Director
      Don Chaffey
      Producer
      Charles H. Schneer
      Screenwriter
      Jan Read, Beverley Cross
      Distributor
      Criterion Collection, Columbia TriStar Home Video, Columbia Pictures, RCA/Columbia
      Production Co
      Columbia Pictures Corporation, Morningside Worldwide S.A.
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Fantasy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 19, 1963, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 1, 2012
      Runtime
      1h 44m
      Sound Mix
      Mono
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.37:1)
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